Lindsey & Nate were married in the cool shade of the pavilion at the Bridgewater Club before moving inside for a raucous reception filled with nonstop dancing by guests of all ages.

I joined photographers Kelly & Justin Wiard for some shots of the couple inside prior to the ceremony. Lindsey’s sister provided an early highlight by lending her soaring vocals to the final prelude song before the processional. The ceremony was short but very sweet, and Lindsey & Nate graciously hung out in the heat to greet all their guests afterwards.

The colorful splashes of decor in the pavilion only hinted at the tremendous display of raised centerpieces in the ballroom supplied by Bokay Florist. I liked the simple groom’s cake, and I loved the flourless chocolate cake that was served in lieu of a traditional cake. Mark Beecher of Grapevine Entertainment took it from there, executing an awesome playlist to perfection that had everyone from 9 to 90 dancing all night.

Abby & Eric tied the knot at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and stopped for some fun photos around the Butler University campus before celebrating in the Grand Hall of Crowne Plaza at Union Station.

I had been looking forward to this date for a long time, as I have learned at a couple of prior events that working for the Seger family means lots of warm smiles, energy and fun. After a wedding mass that featured the cutest collection of flower girls and ring bearers, we all hopped in a trolley with photographer Shelly Valentine to capture some images around the Butler campus. The clever couple used this opportunity to get some photos snapped for “thank you” and holiday cards – complete with a Santa hat.

We managed to beat the rain to Union Station, which was beautifully set up by the Crowne Plaza staff with decor by Our Backyard Flowers. After some formalities and funny toasts (loved the one pointing out how much they spoil their “Dog of Honor”), Wendy Reed and her awesome namesake band took the stage and kept the crowd glued to the dance floor the rest of the night.

Keep an eye on Shelly Valentine’s blog for more images from Abby & Eric’s big day!

Cassie & Chase enjoyed a beautiful wedding ceremony at Meridian Street United Methodist Church before partying it up under the sea at the Indianapolis Zoo‘s Dolphin Adventure.

When I arrived at the church, photos with Erin Hession were underway, the fantastic florals provided by Kathy’s Kloset were in place, and church coordinator David Otto was there to greet me with his usual warm welcome. I liked how the couple had a memorial candle separate from the unity candle near the front of the altar area, which they lit prior to their vows in honor of their loved ones.

By the time they pulled up to the zoo in a nifty ride courtesy of Antique Limousines of Indianapolis, consultant April Foster had the room beautifully decked out with Kathy’s flowers and other nice touches, and their guests (and a few dolphins) were more than ready to greet them and have a great time, with party music and lots of energy (“Bam!”) provided by the DJs of Hipnotik Sounds of Indy.

iPhone photo by Erin Hession Photography

A day after videotaping Megan & Kevin’s fun rehearsal dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, I joined them at the Ritz Charles chapel to capture the preparations, some fun photos with Megan King of Megelaine Images, and the splendid decor provided by the designers of Black Tie Events (thanks for the referral, Sara!) and The Painted Daisy. The framed photos of dearly missed family members in the front row were a poignant touch for ceremony, and the couple’s lively recessional set to “Life Is a Highway” was an upbeat surprise.

I’ve never seen a couple kiss and cuddle as much as Megan & Kevin – they were so completely in love with each other and inseparable for the rest of evening. Megan surprised Kevin with a cute Snoopy groom’s cake, and his reaction was priceless. Wedding entertainment director Jim Cerone, in addition to providing music for the ceremony, added many personalized touches to the formalities at the reception in the pavilion while expertly keeping the older-skewing crowd glued to the dance floor.